Foster Care Week
Today marks the start of Foster Care Week, which celebrates the crucial role of foster carers in making a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people in our community. CareSouth will again be partnering with other out-of-home care agencies in a range of activities across NSW to honour and raise awareness of the important contribution made by foster carers.
Second Life Stationery
Like all good ideas Second Life Stationery began with a light bulb moment. A new school year was about to start and Natalie Wall was awake worrying about all the required school supplies she had not yet purchased. A quick hunt through desks revealed a treasure trove of barely used pens, pencils, erasers, scissors, glue sticks and notebooks.
Community Unites for Aunties and Uncles Fundraiser
“All it takes is one person to stand by you, through thick or thin, and they can help you turn your life around”. That is the message CareSouth staff and guest speaker Jet Zavier shared with more than 50 members of Ulladulla’s business community at an Aunties and Uncles fundraising night this month.
Respite Carers Changing the Lives of Kids in Care
When Deniliquin carers Barbara and Bill* were asked by CareSouth to take a young boy and girl into their home for emergency respite care they agreed without hesitation.
CareSouth a Driving Force for Children in Need
If you had to choose a song to sum up Darren Mitchell’s working life it would be Driving Wheels, Jimmy Barnes’ iconic ode to those on the road.
Generous Family Changes Young Boy's Life
CareSouth carer Pam King is Scottish and her husband Shane is a Kiwi. Both grew up in rugby obsessed households, so it was inevitable that any children who came into their lives would be well-versed in the game they play in heaven.
Celebrating Foster Mums this Mother's Day
CareSouth foster carer Kate Pugh will join a host of mum’s across the country waking up to the smell of burnt toast this Mother’s Day.
Aunties & Uncles at Beautiful Bundanon
"Everyone is an artist here," said Mary Preece, the education manager at Bundanon's Boyd Education Centre, on the banks of the Shoalhaven River.
Youth Week Houses Project
CareSouth took a creative approach to helping young people in the Shoalhaven understand the complexities of youth homelessness with a practical activity to engage them in the conversation, spread awareness and deconstruct some of the stereotypes.
CareSouth 2015 Christmas Message
A huge thank you to local businesses who have made Christmas brighter for our children, young people, individuals and families this Christmas.